Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — The readers of Inman Newsâ¢, the leader in real estate and technology news, have selected RE/MAX founder Dave Liniger as the People’s Choice Most Influential Real Estate Leader in 2011.
Liniger’s selection, based on a popular vote by readers, was announced today during the Inman News Real Estate Connect conference in New York City, which runs through Jan. 13 at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square.
Liniger, 66, who co-founded RE/MAX with wife Gail in 1973, serves as chairman of the board for the global franchisor. Liniger oversaw the expansion of RE/MAX global franchise operations to eight additional countries in 2011 – there is now a brand presence in nearly every country in Central America and South America, and the franchisor has almost 90,000 affiliated real estate sales professionals in more than 80 countries.
“Our knowledgeable Inman News readers cast their votes for a true visionary of our industry,” says Tim G. Smith, CEO of Inman News. “We are honored to include Dave Liniger among our list of influential past winners.”
Liniger was also selected to the annual Inman 100 list of Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for 2011 — that list is separate and distinct from the individual People’s Choice recognition, and is based on a reader nomination process and an in-house review and selection process by Inman News.
About Inman News | Agents and brokers around the world turn to Inman News first for accurate, innovative. and timely information about the industry. Known for its award-winning journalism, cutting-edge technology coverage and forward thinking conferences, Inman News is the leading independent source of real estate news, advice and commentary.
In addition, Inman News produces the Real Estate Connect® and Agent Rebootâ¢ conferences. Real Estate Connect San Francisco 2012 will be held Aug. 1-3, 2012, in San Francisco, and the 2012 Agent Reboot tour kicked off in New York City on Jan. 10, 2012.
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